Could Prozac Improve A Lazy Eye?

Treatments for lazy eye, also known as strabismus, have long been limited to surgery and visual aids. However, a recent discovery could lead to a simpler solution in the form of an already-popular pill.

Prozac has been used to treat depression for over 20 years, but when a team of Italian and Finnish scientists administered the medication to mice with impaired eyesight, it had a corrective effect.

They believe Prozac, known generically as fluoxetine, increases brain plasticity, which allows for the development of a better eye-to-brain relationship.

Further research could lead to a new option for treating lazy eye in adults within the next few years.

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